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Smoking Cessation

Quit Smoking at NewYork-Presbyterian

Why Quit?

Deciding to quit smoking is one of the best choices anyone can make to improve their health. Quitting smoking can add up to eight years to a person's life and the changes can begin immediately:

  • Within 24 hours, the risk of heart attack drops.
  • In two to three weeks, lung function improves and walking is easier.
  • Within one year, risk of heart disease is cut in half.
  • Within five years, the risk of stroke is the same as that of a nonsmoker.

Why Join a Program?

The average smoker tries to quit six times before they successfully stop smoking. With supportive programs and medication, however, the chances of successfully quitting increase from just 5% to 40%. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital offers comprehensive stop-smoking services to help make the decision to quit a lasting one.

For more information on the benefits of quitting smoking, see the patient brochure:

Classes and Counseling

Smoking cessation classes available through NewYork-Presbyterian include individual, group, and behavioral counseling sessions. Call the numbers listed below for more information on services or to make an appointment.

ACN Tobacco Cessation Services – NYP Columbia — Appointments are available at multiple locations across the Ambulatory Care Network. For specific locations and to schedule an appointment, call 1-866-4MD-APPT. For providers, contact 646-317-QUIT.

ACN Tobacco Cessation Services – NYP Weill Cornell
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower, 4th floor
New York, NY 10021
Group sessions are held on Mondays. For session times call 212-746-0947.


New York-Presbyterian providers can prescribe a range of smoking cessation medications, including nicotine replacement products. Therapies include:

  • Nicotine Patch
  • Nicotine Lozenges
  • Nicotine Gum
  • Nicotine Inhaler
  • Nasal Spray
  • Bupropion (Wellbutrin or Zyban)
  • Varenicline (Chantix)

To find a physician at NewYork-Presbyterian, please use our Find a Physician directory or call (877) NYP-WELL (877-697-9355).